Greg Rotert (BS Ag ’00), support systems administrator in the School of Natural Resources and MU Division of IT, has received the 2022 True Tiger Volunteer Award from the CAFNR Alumni Association. In addition to the incredible IT support and customer service he has provided to the School of Natural Resources faculty, staff and students for the last nine years, he also gives of his time to participate in and help with SNR, CAFNR and Mizzou events whether over lunch or over the weekend.
He has helped set up lunch and learns in SNR, attends alumni fundraising events, and takes photos at off-campus events to help SNR promote activities and initiatives. In addition, he assists staff retirees and faculty emeriti with technology support to keep them connected, and provides programming and troubleshooting support for media relations at the Missouri State FFA convention.
“He always has put the School first,” the SNR support staff shared in his nomination packet. “He follows up after he does something to make sure that he got it right. He is professional, efficient, superb at explaining tech in layman’s terms, patient and an all-around bright light for everyone he encounters.
“He is the School’s best role model, champion and ultimately volunteer as he is totally present.”
“Greg Rotert has an exceptional talent for providing sustained high-level support to a complex clientele while maintaining enthusiasm for what on certain days seem like routine tasks,” said Jack Jones, Curators’ Professor Emeritus, and nominator. “He is a terrific team member. Greg holds particularly tight bonds with his fellow staff but enjoys universal respect throughout the School and College. His dedication is steadfast.”
The True Tiger award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources through volunteer efforts and a sincere dedication to the University.